Nov 3, 2012 1:30pm PDT
superstorm sandy. and it is going to be a long time before things really do get back to normal. many of you are helping us tell the stories of this disaster and the aftermath with your ireports. take a look at this one, our ireporter took this video that shows manhattan and the freedom tower from staten island. so you can see the finger-pointing right there. the water tanker washed up along the east river there. for the next half hour, we're going to bring you some of the best images and the best sound from our ireporter, josh lev is here to talk about it and take us through it. >> that was an iconic shot this week, when our reporter was there. folks this right now, this is your chance to see the most powerful and amazing videos and images of what our country has been through in the past week. including brand-new ones that have now come into this. some of what we're going to show you is heartbreaking, but some will make you smile. showing resiliency after the devastation. i'm going to show you pictures and facebook and tweeting with you, this is a conversation, let's get involved. fr
Nov 4, 2012 4:30am PST
towns devastated by superstorm sandy depend on summer tourism to survive, but the storm ripped apart boardwalks, flooded businesses, and destroyed many homes, and all the sand from the beautiful beachfront was washed away or even mixed with nails and debris. and now people are focused on rebuilding. cnn's jim clancy is in belmar, new jersey, an area that was flooded a few days ago. jim, good morning. are you noticing any progress? i mean is the power back on there? >> reporter: you know, belmar -- come on, randi. this is a place that you know very, very well, up close and personal. and as you can see, the trucks are here, there's the mounds of sand. this, of course, for our viewers, there used to be more than a mile of beautiful boardwalk here. this is really one of the jewels of the entire jersey shore. it was ripped out by the force of hurricane sandy and now because it's a bowl here they're having to pump water from inland lakes to get it back into the sea, drain it, allow the residents to come back to their homes. they still don't have power yet, ran randi. they don't think they'